MILLS, MICHAEL R., 71, of Portland, passed away peacefully at noon, Thursday, November 14, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
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He was a retired machinist inspector for Naval Ordinance, where he worked for 30 years. He was also a former employee of the Portland Krogers and the old Jefferson County Police Department. He was a proud former Marine of the Second Marine Division, that served during the Cuban Missle Crisis. He was a life member and past commander of Shawnee American Legion Post 193 and a life member of Shawnee VFW Post 3204.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edna and Carl Mills; and two brothers, Ed and PeeWee Mills.
He is survived by the love of his life, his former wife and caregiver, Joan Marie Bowlin Mills; their children, Vickie Rae Mills Price and Richard Wayne Mills; his sisters, Edna June Poulter and Alma Carlene Branch Miles; his granddaughter, Elyseium Marie Mills and his " true pal Felon".
Funeral Services will be noon on Monday at J.B. Ratterman & Sons, 2114 West Market Street, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday.
Expressions of sympathy to Hosparus of Louisville.
J.B. Ratterman & Sons - Portland
2114 West Market Street Louisville, KY 40212
Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 16, 2013